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Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Dr. Diane Zablotsky
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2/4/16 Death, Dying and Bereavement Test 1 Study Guid –e C hapters 1&2 Format: 40 multiple-choice questions and 2 essay questions Classical Theories: 1. Conflict Theory 2. Structural Functionalism 3. Symbolic Interaction 4. Exchange Theory *Be able to take phenomenon and behavior and explain why it exists and what category it belongs too Methods: 1. Qualitative 2. Quantitative Universals in Death: 1. Corpse must be disposed 2. Vacated roles must be filled 3. Property has to be redistributed 4. Re-establish solidarity of the deceased group/social group *These are learned behaviors (symbolic interaction) Sociological Topics about Death: 1. Death as Taboo (familiar and exotic) 2. Social organization of death 3. Social construction of Bereavement 4. Widowhood 5. Suicide 6. Social Stressors of Death 7. Emergent care systems 8. Funeral and the funeral industry Two Emergent Sociological Approaches: 1. Sociology in death, dying and bereavement 2. Sociology of death, dying and bereavement *Contrast the two Demography – study of population dynamics • Understand how the composition of a population changes and what is the impact of the change 78.8 years is the average life expectancy (because there was a decrease in infant mortality) 125 years is the maximum life span 2/4/16 Death, Dying and Bereavement Highest life expectancy: 1. White female 2. Colored female 3. White male 4. Colored male What infants die of (0-1 years) 1. Congenital birth anomalies (birth defects) 2. Accidents (SID) 3. Complications of heart What children die of (1-14 years) 1. Accidents 2. Cancer 3. Congenital anomalies 4. Child abuse What adolescence die of (15-24 years) 1. Accidents 2. Homicide 3. Suicide What mid-adulthood die of (25-64 years) 1. Cancer 2. Heart disease 3. Accidents 4. Pulmonary disease What elders die of (65+) 1. Heart disease 2. Cancer 3. Stroke 4. Accident Death Trajectory – illustrative tool of dying process based on different causes of death Population Pyramid – demographic tool, illustration of birth cohorts based on gender and age (see how population is distributed and historical events) Causes of Death 1. Heart disease 2. Cancer 3. Strokes Society must determine the dead: 1. Define what dead is 2/4/16 Death, Dying and Bereavement 2. Agree on criteria 3. Apply criteria to the individual 4. Pronounce the person dead (Medical doctor or coroner) History of Dead – Visible Signs that were used 1. Reflex in eyes 2. Body temperature (Algor Mortis) 3. Liver Mortis 4. Rigor Mortis Harvard Medical School came up with the definition of death in 1968 Robert Veatch’s four things to be considered when determining the dead 1. Irreversible loss of flow of bodily fluids 2. Irreversible loss of capacity for bodily integration 3. Irreversible loss of soul from body 4. Irreversible loss of capacity for consciousness and social interaction Symbolic interaction is where we get our attitudes Aries – Western attitudes with Christian influence • Ancient History, <500AD • Tame death, 500-1100 • Death of the self, 1100-1600 • Remote and Imminent Death, 1600-1800 • Death of the other, 1800-1900 • Death Denied, 1900- now Expressions/Illustrations of Death and Dying • Language • Humor • Modern Technology/Social Media • Literature Death Education o Book: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, 1969 o Journals come out because sociologist are sharing ideas about death o College courses (1963 was the first course) Essay questions: 1. Write a research question about dying death and bereavement o Choose theoretical perspective o Choose a method for collecting data o Explain why I chose those o Example: who has higher death anxiety: children or elderly? (Cant use) 2/4/16 Death, Dying and Bereavement § Symbolic interaction § Paper and pencil to measure death anxiety § Cheap and effective way to get data 2. On a scale from 1-10 how much death anxiety do you think people have today • Give 3 reasons why that’s my answer


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